Wednesday, March 18, 2015

More Fun With Eileen Hull Designs Canister Die


I am having so much fun using Eileen Hull Designs amazing Canister Die.  One of the things I love about Eileen's dies is that they are so versatile.  As I was working with the Canister Die, I started getting ideas for other projects.  One of the projects I wanted to try making was a luminary.

The Kit N Clowder Facebook group was having a Fantasy Challenge, sponsored by the Flying Unicorn.  The challenge was to create a Fantasy project and if we included a unicorn in our project, we could get an additional entry.

Here is what I came up with:


I used Kelly Papers 100 lb white cover stock for the paper.  Because the cover stock was rather thick, knew I needed to create some openings for the light to shine through, so I used Sue Wilson's Eternal Rings striplet to acheive that.  The striplet die was narrow enough to use with the panel parts of Eileen's cannister die. I got a wonderful public domain unicorn image from Wikipedia and fussy cut it and adhered it to the front of the luminary.

The flowers were created with a Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch.  I used an embossing tool to give the flowers more dimension and added tiny self-adhesive half pearls to the centers and also to the pattern created by the Eternal Rings die and on the corners of the top and bottom of the  luminary.






 If you look closely at the photo above you can see the battery operated tea light I added.  The tea light is from Walmart.  Rather than open the luminary from the top, I created it to open from the bottom, so the  tea light could be easily accessed. 



For the top of the luminary, I used a beautiful filigree flower adornment from the Flying Unicorn and added a flower and pearl to the middle.  The lid is glued to the top of the luminary, which is really the bottom turned upside down.


 I love the effect of the lighted luminary.

I showed it to a colleague at work who asked me if I could make a night light for her new granddaughter.  And so ... I did!  Unfortunately, I got the name wrong on the panel I added, so I will be making another one this weekend.












In a few days, I shall share photos showing how I created these.

In closing, I would like to share how I met Eileen Hull.  We have been Facebook friends for several years.  This year I was able to attend the CHA convention in Anaheim, and while I was there, I wanted to say hello to Eileen, so I went to one of her make and take demonstrations.  After the demonstration, I went behind the counter to get my picture taken with Eileen.  We were having a fun chat, and a very nice lady approached the counter, and being in a jolly mood, I asked her if she would like to do a make and take.  Eileen let me show the lady how to do the project. I had so much fun.  Eileen videotaped it with her phone and shared it on Facebook.  Click HERE if you would like to see the video:

That's all for now.  Please check back in a few days if you want to see how I made these luminaries.




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13 comments:

  1. I would never have thought to make the sides of the canister open! What a great idea to make it a luminary! Loved the story of you meeting Eileen. Hugz!

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    1. Thank you, Suzi! Meeting Eileen was so fun. If an opportunity to meet her arises, you must meet her.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! I had a lot of fun making these.

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  3. Girlfriend I am so proud for you-these are fantastic. Honored to have such a talented artist as my friend!

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    1. Awww, Beth! Thanks so much. ♡♡♡

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  4. Absolutely awesome!! You are most definitely on a roll Jean!! I just adore this die too!! So delicate!! Creating candle holders is definitely a genius concept for this!!

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comments, Helen. I am having great fun with this wonderful die.

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  5. wow wow wow! Jean, these are fantastic projects! I love the unicorn coloring and intricate patterns. Of course pink is equally wonderful! Two fabulous designs. Thank you for taking so many photos to show each angle, and what they look like in a darkened atmosphere, too! Beautiful! hugs, de

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  6. Amazing project!!! This striplet die coordinates wonderfully with canister die! Great idea ^.^

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